Hockey Fans React To Sean Avery Unexpectedly Announcing His Return To The Ice

Hockey Fans React To Unexpected Sean Avery Comeback

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  • Hockey fans were very surprised to hear Sean Avery is mounting a comeback
  • The 41-year-old is joining an ECHL team around a decade after playing his last game in the NHL
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It would be somewhat disrespectful to classify Sean Avery as a “goon” when you consider the center was able to rack up 247 points over the course of the 580 games he played in the NHL, but with that said, Sean Avery didn’t exactly do himself any favors when it came to earning respect over the course of his time in the league.

The fact that the “Controversies and bullying” section on Avery’s Wikipedia page contains more words than the portion devoted to his playing career really tells you all you need to know about his reputation; if I had to bet, I’d say most people probably know him best for being the short-tempered pest who earned a suspension for an infamous quote about “sloppy seconds” as opposed to for his offensive prowess.

Avery played his tenth and final season in the NHL when he retired in 2012 following his second stint with the Rangers, and his most notable contributions since then have been largely limited to brief stints on television shows with a rotating cast of washed-up celebrities and podcast appearances where he does what he can to rile people up and get his name in the news.

While Avery managed to make headlines on Wednesday, it had nothing to do with a controversial comment he made on Spittin’ Chiclets; in a very surprising twist, the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL announced they’d signed the 41-year-old in a press release where the team made sure to point out he led the NHL in penalty minutes multiple times.

If the move was a publicity stunt, it certainly worked, as it generated plenty of reactions (although they weren’t exactly all positive).

Welp, this will certainly be a thing that’s happening.

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Connor Toole is the Deputy Editor at BroBible. He is a New England native who went to Boston College and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Frequently described as "freakishly tall," he once used his 6'10" frame to sneak in the NBA Draft and convince people he was a member of the Utah Jazz.